Rejection Sensitivity Resulting from ADHD with Dr Caroline Stevenson

Dr Caroline Stevenson discusses Rejection Sensitivity resulting from ADHD and offers some strategies to overcome this challenging experience

Feeling rejected by friends, family members or romantic partners is a painful experience for any of us but some individuals have a more acute emotional reaction to rejection than others and also have a greater fear of being rejected.

Especially high levels of rejection sensitivity are known as rejection sensitive dysphoria or RSD. People with ADHD often struggle with emotional regulation, and it is thought that, perhaps for this reason, RSD frequently co-occurs with ADHD. For some adults with ADHD their RSD can be severe enough to interfere with their daily life and relationships.

Dr Caroline Stevenson

Dr Caroline Stevenson is a Clinical Psychologist located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Caroline studied at the University of Sydney in 1999 with a Masters degree and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Caroline’s PhD focused on making a treatment plan for adult ADHD and by doing this Caroline created the first adult behavioural treatment program.

Caroline continues to grow her knowledge in the area as well as striving to help people with ADHD. Her unrivalled experience in the area gives her the knowledge and experience to give her patients the help they need.

Caroline has written many papers and chapters on the topic of ADHD and her work has been cited in national and international guidelines on the management and assessment of ADHD.

Caroline’s array of knowledge in the areas of learning disorders and ADHD make her a great source of support and information.

This talk will be highly relevant to adults with ADHD, young adults, teens, parents, family members, teachers and other professionals working with people with ADHD

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I look forward to seeing you there – Vivian

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Working in Partnership with Your Child’s School

Working in partnership with your child’s school with Dr Samantha Hornery

Working in partnership with your child’s school with Dr Samantha Hornery

You’re in this together!

You and your child’s teachers need to be working alongside each other throughout your child’s education to ensure your child can enjoy school, participate in school and finish school ready to take on their next adventure.

Many things will change throughout your child’s schooling – their teachers at least once a year, their school at least once – but what remains constant is you, their parent and holder of all the knowledge and history of your child’s successful experiences in learning.

In this workshop Samantha will provide practical strategies to help parents and schools work together in partnership, to divvy up the support and help each other help the child at the centre of this relationship.

About Dr Samantha Hornery

Dr Samantha Hornery is a primary and special education teacher who has worked in school and community settings teaching, developing and managing educational programs for students with learning difficulties.

She has extensive experience in the development and implementation of professional learning opportunities for teachers and health professionals.

Samantha appeared as an educational advisor in the ABC documentary, Kids on Speed? supporting children with ADHD and their families.

She completed her PhD evaluating Learning Links’ Reading for Life Program and won the NSW Institute for Educational Research Outstanding Thesis in 2012.

Samantha is strongly committed to the improving the educational outcomes of children with learning difficulties and ensuring they have every chance of finding success in life.

This talk will be highly relevant to parents, family members, teachers and other professionals working with children/teens with ADHD and other learning difficulties.

Professionals attending will receive a Certificate of Attendance to help them keep track of their professional development.

I invite you to join me in talking about this most important topic.

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